From petroglyphs to atomic bombs
Trip Start Feb 20, 2006
9Trip End Feb 28, 2006
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A detour takes us to Valle Grande, an extinct volcanic crater. It was stunning to see the distinct scrub grass growing inside the caldera surrounded by evergreens.
By then, it was late afternoon, leaving very little time to see the Bradbury Science Museum and Historical Society museum in Los Alamos. With my peace-loving attitude, I found it difficult to come to terms with what this place signifies. While I can appreciate what the gathering of some of the world's top physicists accomplished, I had a much harder time dealing with the detonation of the two atomic bombs over Japan, killing multitudes of innocent victims and still significantly affecting the health of a people generations later. It was nice to know that I was not alone thinking this way. At the end of the exhibit, there was a place where we could write our thoughts--for or against--nuclear weaponry.
All this hiking and action--time for a good soak at the spa...aaah. I booked a private spa pool at the relaxing Japanese style 10,000 Waves spa resort. I never thought I could spend an hour just soaking in a hot tub but at the end of it all, my muscles were like mush.